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In a day and age where big box stores sell overpriced appliances to hardworking men and women, droves of Americans are flocking to scratch and dent retailers. At Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, we understand that money doesn’t grow on trees. That’s why we offer our customers the largest selection of overstock and scratch and dent appliances in South Carolina.

Finding a reputable, clean discount appliance store can be challenging. Unfortunately, companies in our industry get a bad rap. Sometimes, they earn it with dingy, poorly-lit stores, empty shelves, and mediocre customer service. At Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, we are proud to give our customers the “big box” structure of major chains mixed with personable service and affordable pricing of a discount appliance business. Our store is clean, our shelves are stocked, and our staff is ready and waiting to exceed your expectations.

The surge in popularity of scratch and dent appliances might be new, but we are far from a “fly by night” appliance store. As a locally owned and operated appliance store, we have worked very hard to build trust with our customers. We have years of experience selling quality scratch and dent appliances in South Carolina, from washers and dryers to outdoor grills and everything in between. Whether you know the exact brand and appliance you’re looking for or need the assistance of a friendly sales associate, we are here to make your shopping experience seamless and enjoyable!

Customers love Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair because:

  • All of our scratch and dent or overstock appliances are in great condition, giving you years of reliable use
  • We only sell the best name brand scratch and dent appliances
  • We offer a one-year warranty on many products
  • We have the most competitive prices in South Carolina
  • Our customers always come first!

When you visit our showroom, you will see a large selection of the following products:

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Scratch and Dent Appliances

Ask yourself this: Why should you pay top-dollar prices for brand new “in the box” appliances when you can have them out of the box with the same warranty for a significant amount less? When you begin to think about buying scratch and dent appliances in Summerville, it begins to make all the sense in the world.

Don’t let the term “scratch and dent” scare you – all of our appliances are high-quality, name-brand products that are in great condition. You won’t ever have to worry about an inoperable oven or a faulty dryer when you shop at Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair. Our appliances are all unused and shipped to use straight off the assembly line. That’s right – you’re paying bottom-of-the-barrel prices for brand new products that your family and friends will love.

You might be asking yourself, “What’s the catch?” It might sound too good to be true, but there isn’t any catch. Our scratch and dent appliances are sold at deep discounts because a minor cosmetic issue developed somewhere along the line. A few common reasons why appliances are labeled as scratch and dent include:

  • The product’s external packaging was slightly damaged
  • The product has a small scratch that is barely visible
  • The product has a slight dent that is hard to see
  • The product has a tiny “ding” from being moved around in the warehouse
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Unlike some of our competitors, our skilled technicians perform rigorous multi-point examinations on all our appliances. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your out-of-the-box appliance is ready for regular use as soon as it arrives at your home. With a one-year warranty on most scratch and dent items, our customers leave our showroom with a smile on their face knowing their purchase is protected.

And that, in a nutshell, is the Preferred Appliance Sales and Repairs difference: quality appliances, helpful customer service, and real warranties that you can feel good about.

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Scratch and Dent Appliances – Are They Right for You?

Here’s the truth: Nobody wants an old, beat-up appliance with huge dents and scratches. Fortunately, we’re not talking about a banged-up dishwasher that barely works. Scratch and dent appliances are just like brand new, except they have a small nick that’s barely noticeable. The question is, are you OK with a small dent if it means you could save 25% off your purchase? What about 50% off? If you were to do a Google search on a name-brand appliance and compare its price to the same item in our showroom, you would see just how cost-effective scratch and dent shopping can be.

The majority of our customers are savvy shoppers who don’t mind tiny imperfections if it means that they will get a great deal. In many cases, these imperfections are paint-based, which are easily fixed with a little elbow grease. If you’re in the market for a fully functional, nearly-new appliance and don’t mind a small blemish, buying scratch and dent appliances is a great choice that won’t break your bank.

Scratch and Dent Quick Facts

  • Scratch and dent doesn’t mean “damaged.” You could save as much as 50% or more off brand new appliances with minor scrapes or dents.
  • We have a huge selection of scratch and dent appliances for sale, including washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and much more.
  • Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair offers customers all major name brands in our industry, including Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Speed Queen, Maytag, Bosch, Frigidaire, and more.
  • Each of our scratch and dent appliances is examined before you buy to ensure they work properly.
  • We offer customers a one-year warranty on most scratch and dent appliances in Summerville, so you can shop with confidence.
  • There is no credit needed to make a purchase at Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair. In fact, we offer up to $5,000 in approvals and can make arrangements for 90-day payment options.
  • We offer appliance delivery and repair options. We only charge $99 for in-home service calls!
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Scratch and Dent Appliances

Appliances can be a big investment, even if you’re buying them at significant discounts. Of course, you want to keep your appliances in
good shape, so they continue working properly for years. Once you buy one of our scratch and dent appliances, keep in mind these tips
to keep your new merchandise in great working order:

Clean Inside and Out

All appliances need to be cleaned, even washing machines. As an example, cleaning the coils of your new scratch and dent refrigerator will keep it running efficiently.

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Only Use Appliances as They Were Intended

If your kids love to play near your appliances, be sure they aren’t standing or sitting on them. If you’re using a scratch and dent dishwasher or clothes dryer, don’t overload them. If your appliance requires specific products, like a high-efficiency laundry detergent, only use the recommended products.

Change filters

You probably know that clothes drying machines have filters that must be changed. However, other appliances like dishwashers and ice makers can also have filters. Read your appliance’s manual to see if your product has a filter, and if so, how often it needs to be changed.

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Overstock Appliances in Summerville

Much like our scratch and dent merchandise, overstock appliances have become incredibly popular in recent times. While many savvy shoppers already know about the deals associated with overstock items, others hear “overstock appliances” and immediately think something is wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth!

There’s a simple explanation for overstock appliances in South Carolina, and it’s right in the name. Overstock items are products that manufacturers have made too many of or have a surplus of stock that needs to be sold. This is great news for shoppers who can get new, brand-name appliances at a fraction of their original cost.

There are many reasons why a manufacturer might need to sell their merchandise as overstock:

  • A retail store closes its doors, and its appliances and other stock must be liquidated
  • A retail store has an item that doesn’t sell as well as they had hoped
  • The manufacturer or their partners overestimated the amount of stock that they needed

While overstock items are perfectly normal, some customers think they aren’t worth purchasing because of a perceived “expiration date.” The fact is, overstock and surplus appliances are common in every industry because inventory management isn’t an easy job. Sometimes people make errors, but those mistakes can turn into amazing opportunities for high-quality appliances at great prices.

Overstock Appliances Explained

Retailers have to deal with surplus merchandise all the time because older stock must be removed to make room for newer appliances. When a retailer has a surplus of a particular appliance, they will typically reach out to the manufacturer to see if they can return their overstocked appliances. Because these manufacturers charge retailers to restock these surplus items, many retailers choose instead to off-load their stock at a discounted price, and that’s where Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair steps in.

The bottom line? Overstock appliances in Summerville are common, brand new, and waiting for you to check out at our showroom. We carry all the major appliance brand names, like Whirlpool, LG, Bosch, Maytag, Kenmore, and even Samsung. Unlike our scratch and dent products, you aren’t going to find any minor dings or scratches on our overstock appliances. It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t – when manufacturers make too much, you’re in luck.

At Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, we have a vast selection of overstock appliances for you to choose from, including:

  • Microwaves
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • TVs
  • Dishwashers
  • Much More!
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Help Save the Environment

Buy Scratch And Dent Appliances, Help Save The Environment

Buying overstock or scratch and dent appliances in South Carolina is not just a way to get a great deal on a name-brand product – it’s also a great way to help protect our environment. As you might have guessed, unused scratch and dent merchandise usually end up in a landfill to sit and rot. When these appliances are brought to landfills, they release toxic greenhouse gases and harmful substances as their chemical and metal composition deteriorate.

When you buy a scratch and dent appliance from Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, know that you are doing your part to help protect our environment. When you break it down, buying products and appliances that would otherwise go to a landfill is a win-win. You’re getting an incredible discount on a high-quality appliance and you’re diminishing the harmful greenhouse gases that harm our precious environment.

The Premier Provider of Overstock and Scratch and Dent Appliances in Summerville

If you’re still on the fence about giving scratch and dent products a chance, we encourage you to visit our discount appliance store in Summerville. We have a full selection of appliances for you to see, like refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, and microwaves. If you’re looking for it, chances are we have it in stock!

If you have questions or need assistance choosing the right appliance for your home and budget, we’re here to help however possible. Whether you need a detailed rundown of how an appliance works or would like to hear more information about our easy financing options, our team will take the time to answer your questions.

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In Summerville, reports of flooding spread to other areas of town

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — For many Summerville residents who live on South Main Street, they share this sentiment:“If I didn't have to worry about every time it rained hard. I'd be happy,” Resident Todd Hibbard said.The combination of recent rain in the Lowcountry and extra precipitation during hurricane season has caused flooding to become a major issue.ABC News 4 recently covered the flooding issue in district one of Summerville near Warring Street. But the problem is just as prevalent in district tw...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — For many Summerville residents who live on South Main Street, they share this sentiment:

“If I didn't have to worry about every time it rained hard. I'd be happy,” Resident Todd Hibbard said.

The combination of recent rain in the Lowcountry and extra precipitation during hurricane season has caused flooding to become a major issue.

ABC News 4 recently covered the flooding issue in district one of Summerville near Warring Street. But the problem is just as prevalent in district two.

The director of public works in Summerville, Russ Cornette, said that this problem occurs because of the location of the town.

“We get these really high intensity, rainfall events in short periods of time that really overload overburdened the existing drainage system that we have all around town. And unfortunately, the system isn't large enough to handle the volume of water," Cornette said.

The neighborhood is located on a six foot decline from Main Street, which causes the flooding to rush downhill at high speeds and finding its way into backyards and surrounding properties.

The current is so strong that some residents joke that it may be faster to travel by boat.

“The current, if you had a canoe you could go from second to third and lickety split. It's just really bad,” Summerville resident Lisa Hammerlee said.

When large rainfalls come it leaves many residents to pick up the pieces and take it into their own hands to stop the flooding.

“I'm out here in the rain with a pitchfork trying to move pine straw to get the water to go somewhere,” Hubbard said.

Something that is an unpleasant feeling for many neighbors.

“I just feel upset. I just know. I know it's going to be harming all of my neighbor's property, it's going to be harming mine, I'm going to have a huge mess to clean up and and it's getting worse and worse and worse,” Hammerlee said.

But on top of the nuisance that the flooding is causing to these Summerville residents it is also doing damage to many of their properties.

One resident estimated it might take anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 to fix the damage to their property that this flooding has caused.

“I've had to have boards replaced on the bottom of my shed,” Summerville resident Cathy Lawter said.

“So the back of my car carports rotted out. I have tools in my shed that have been flooded out,” Hubbard said.

“It's just ruining property. And no one likes to see their property being ruined,” Hammerlee said.

All three of these neighbors said that they have been reaching out to the town for help since 2019 and have received little to no response until recently.

Another cause for frustration in this small town.

“We shouldn't get floods like that every time. We shouldn't have to clean up like that every time we shouldn't have to repair damage every time, you know when shouldn't have to try to get flood insurance. I mean, we just shouldn't have to do any of that,” Lawter said.

However, Cornette says that the town is aware of the problem and now working towards a solution.

This includes helping the upkeep of local drain pipes, adding more drain outlets and he said he would considering doing more if those methods do not work.

“The town is in process of several drainage projects and different stages of development.”

ABC News 4 also reached out to District Two council member in Summerville Terry Jenkins, who said in part “We are really trying to get it to where the flooding that is being caused doesn’t get into people’s homes. Having people call, reaching back quickly, finding out where they are, making sure you keep the drain hole covers cleans.”

The one thing these town officials emphasized was that it was going to take time to fix the problem.

However, for Lawter, she wants something a little different.

“Just acknowledgement? I mean, not wait 60 days to respond to something, or just make it a little easier process?" Lawter said.

Lawter and her neighbors said that when they notified the town that they were going to have a reporter come cover the story that is when the town stepped in and came to the property.

She did applaud Jenkins and Cornette for their work when they got to her property and say they hope to have solution in the near future.

DD2 asks parents for help in reporting COVID cases, improving contact tracing

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester District Two is asking parents to get their kids tested as soon as COVID symptoms appear, and report the results to the district as soon as they know.DD2 Director of Nursing Amanda Santamaria says the district tries to notify parents about close contacts to COVID within 24 hours of them learning about them, but she says they cannot contact trace until they are told about a positive case.Jonelle Young is the parent of a DD2 high schooler. She says she is concerned because sometimes she is no...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester District Two is asking parents to get their kids tested as soon as COVID symptoms appear, and report the results to the district as soon as they know.

DD2 Director of Nursing Amanda Santamaria says the district tries to notify parents about close contacts to COVID within 24 hours of them learning about them, but she says they cannot contact trace until they are told about a positive case.

Jonelle Young is the parent of a DD2 high schooler. She says she is concerned because sometimes she is not notified until days after the exposure.

“Because now she’s already been there all those days,” Young said. “So, we’re almost done with it. And I understand it must be really hard and frustrating for teachers and administrators, but then it’s kind of a broken system.”

Dorchester District Two’s Nursing Services team says they’ve seen COVID-19 cases decrease since they went completely virtual for seven school days about a month ago. They are now asking parents and students to work with them by reporting cases as soon as possible, so they can improve contact tracing efforts.

“We can only contact trace when we receive the information from parents,” Santamaria said. “So, if we receive a report that a student tested positive today, but their symptoms started last Thursday, we have to contact trace all the way back to last Tuesday.”

Santamaria says if there is a delay in the notification process, it’s because the district was also notified late about it.

She says she understands this is frustrating for others, especially when having to quarantine a second or third time.

“So we will continue doing everything we can to mitigate the spread and keep students safe and unfortunately when exposures happen we hope that they will understand it’s just something that we have to do,” she said.

Santamaria says each elementary and middle school in the district has at least one nurse and all high schools have two. While nurses handle most of the contact tracing throughout the day, she says they do use extra help when needed.

She says they are hiring substitute nurses for when they need extra help or when a nurse is out.

If you are interested, you can apply on the DD2 website.

The substitute nurses they hire can be registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who have valid nursing licenses. They do not need a separate registration to work in schools.

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Summerville-Area Unemployment Rate Steady In August: Feds

The Berkeley County unemployment rate stayed the same during the late summer.SUMMERVILLE, SC — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.The latest available local unemplo...

The Berkeley County unemployment rate stayed the same during the late summer.

SUMMERVILLE, SC — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.

The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.

The latest available local unemployment figures are for August; that rate stayed the same as July for the Summerville area and is still lower than it was during the worst of the pandemic, the BLS said.

The Berkeley County unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in August, unchanged from July. That reflected some improvement from August 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 5.0 percent.

The August unemployment rate in Berkeley County was lower than the South Carolina rate of 4.2 percent, according to the latest local figures from the BLS.

Nationally, 17.4 million jobs have been added back to the economy since April 2020. Still, the country is down 5 million positions (3.3 percent) from pre-pandemic levels.

The jobs report was likely affected negatively by multiple crises, according to The Washington Post. Parts of the country were reeling from Hurricane Ida's devastating damage. Wildfires in California have also caused business disruption. Coronavirus cases were also much higher in early to mid-September than they are now.

Average hourly wages continued to climb in September, with a 17-cent gain to $30.85. Hourly wages have grown for six months in a row as employers look to fill vacant positions.

Employees have been more willing than ever to leave their employers. A record 4.3 million employees quit their jobs in August, according to the BLS.

The leisure/hospitality and professional/business service industries led the way for September job gains with 74,000 and 60,000 jobs, respectively. Retail trade jobs increased by 56,000 jobs after two months of little change.

Editor's note: This post was automatically generated using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. Please report any errors or other feedback to content@patch.com.

Summerville’s annual Flowertown Festival is set to return this weekend

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Flowertown Festival is preparing to make a big return following delays associated with the coronavirus pandemic.The annual festival, which typically happens in the spring, was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19 and pushed to take place in the fall this year.Put on each year by the Summerville Family YMCA, the Flowertown Festival is a major fundraiser for the organization. This year’s event will have all the great things you expect.“It has been such a long break,” s...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Flowertown Festival is preparing to make a big return following delays associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual festival, which typically happens in the spring, was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19 and pushed to take place in the fall this year.

Put on each year by the Summerville Family YMCA, the Flowertown Festival is a major fundraiser for the organization. This year’s event will have all the great things you expect.

“It has been such a long break,” said Kimberly Caughell, VP of Community Relations for the Summerville Family YMCA. “We missed it so much in 2020 and then the spring it was rescheduled to this October, really to do the responsible thing and give everybody a chance if they want to get the vaccine and be more comfortable in their surroundings.”

While it’s primarily an arts and crafts festival, you will also find business and civic vendors, and a host of food and food trucks. Plus, there are rides and games for the kids.

There will also be some Christmas-related booths this year since the event is being held in October.

“We had a vendor call and say that she doesn’t normally come to our show because she does holiday items and she was really excited to be able to join us for the fall event,” said Caughell. “I’m looking forward to some matching Christmas pajamas and some fun fall wreaths.”

Main Street in Summerville will be closed from East Richardson Avenue to West Carolina Friday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

South Magnolia will be southbound only and South Gum will only be northbound traffic.

Andrea Temple, who is from New York City, says she has lived in Summerville for about two and a half years. She is looking forward to her first Flowertown Festival.

“We managed to miss it in 2019,” she said. “Moving, we were all over the place. We didn’t get a chance to see it in 2020, so now we’re looking forward to it.”

The food, the people, and the fun: “Everything,” she said. “I just like the small-town feel, like seeing the people out and about, and looking at the vendors.”

This year’s Flowertown Festival will take place Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Summerville golf and tennis club sells for $2.8M to Arizona company

SUMMERVILLE — A golf and tennis club that had been seeking a buyer since 2016 has changed hands under a deal with an Arizona company.Legend Oaks Golf and Tennis Club was sold to Summerville Real Estate Group LLC of a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company for $2.8 million on Oct. 11, according to Dorchester County land records.The deal includes the 18-hole golf course, the club house, tennis courts and pool.The club, which is off S.C. Highway 61, is about 30 miles north of Charleston. The club was voted the 2010 South Car...

SUMMERVILLE — A golf and tennis club that had been seeking a buyer since 2016 has changed hands under a deal with an Arizona company.

Legend Oaks Golf and Tennis Club was sold to Summerville Real Estate Group LLC of a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company for $2.8 million on Oct. 11, according to Dorchester County land records.

The deal includes the 18-hole golf course, the club house, tennis courts and pool.

The club, which is off S.C. Highway 61, is about 30 miles north of Charleston. The club was voted the 2010 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the Golf Course Owners Association and the 2012 South Carolina Tennis Facility of the Year by the Southern Division of the U.S. Tennis Association.

The sale was a bittersweet moment for Jim Chickarello, the golf club’s managing partner for the past 15 years.

“We will miss it,” Chickarello said. “We have a lot of great memories from the club, and it was an important part of my life and my family’s life. We will miss all the people that we met over the years.”

Chickarello decided to sell the club after his family relocated to Charlotte in 2019.

“We were at that point in our lives when we wanted to step back and think about retiring,” Chickarello said. “It was time for someone else to take over the reins.”

The course was originally constructed in the 1970s and then went dormant for several years before reopening in 1994. Chickarello and wife, Kathy, purchased it in 2006.

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Chickarello said the club was never “officially” for sale in a conventional sense.

“We had an understanding with several brokers that were familiar with the golfing community,” Chickarello said. “It was known that we were open to sell it if the offers were right.”

The club’s website says the greens at the semi-private, Scott-Pool-designed course were replaced in 2014, and the 161-acre property includes a pool and four hard-surface tennis courts.

Legend Oaks has about 1,300 homes. Several other communities are being developed nearby.

“We think the growth potential will be very, very solid over the next 10 years,” Chickarello said of the surrounding area. “The club is very healthy financially. We had record levels of membership and a record number of rounds played on the course over the past year. It’s a great buy for the new ownership group.”

Summerville Real Estate Group could not be reached for comment about its plans.

Mike Ashton, who previously was general manager at golf courses at Rivertowne and Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, will serve in a similar capacity at Legend Oaks.

“Right now, I’m just trying to get the lay of the land,” Ashton said. “This is a great golf course, with a great reputation. It’s a great opportunity for me and my family.”

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